Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Day 2


I thought I would start by sharing something only my doctor knows. It's all in the name of being real and open and so that when my 3 weeks are up - I can share truly what kind of difference I've seen.

I weigh 144 lbs

Yikes - there it is.

My optimal weight would be 130. I would love to weigh 125. Sure - I'd love to look like Kelly Ripa and weigh 105 but that's probably not realistic for my life.

I made a big pitcher of Crystal Light lemonade this morning and I've just about drank it all. I did break down and had one vanilla coke at Sonic this afternoon. But I read my challenge again - and I'm just supposed to try and replace TWO drinks a day with water/crystal light so I think I'm doing pretty good.

I didn't get out and walk like normal today because the weather has been a little iffy so I may not see much change but I will say that the lemonade was REALLY good. I'm looking forward to trying other kinds and letting you know what I think. This lemonade matched up with Country Time or Minute Maid and even Chick-fil-a (who I happen to think has the BEST lemonade).

So - I feel like day 1 was successful. I'll probably drink another glass or two before bed.

What about you????? How did you do?

20 comments:

Linda said...

Kelly, can you use the Great Value (Walmart) brand and get the same results?

Courtney said...

Wow you are one brave chick to post your weight. I admire you for that! Congrats on your lemonade drinking today. I had one coke, but everything else was lemonade.

Erin said...

I highly recommend the Cherry Pomegranate Crystal Light. There are also Crystal Light popsicles that are really good!

Auntie D said...

The Pink Lemonade is yummy!!

ScrappinAway said...

I am a coke addict also! And I am struggling to lose the last 7lbs of baby weight (sigh) two years later! Thanks for inspiring me to drink more water and I agree I would love to be 125 also, but it is just a number right!

Hana said...

Can't wait to see the results you get. Maybe I should jump on the bandwagon too. I LOVE pink lemonade Crystal Light. Although I've lost my baby weight I would still like to lose another 5 or 6 lbs and get to 119....I know, weird number. I got down to that after my second child in 06 and it was the first time EVER in my life when I was happy w/ my weight and didn't want to lose another pound. I ended up putting on 5 lbs after I quit nursing and stayed there and now that's where I am after baby #3. Ok...done rambling. Thanks for the motivation.

Yvonne said...

Kelly, I think you look great! How much weightdid you gain while you were pregnant?

Karo said...

When I am not drinking Crystal Light, I don't drink much water at all. But when I stick to Crystal Light instead of soda, I get at least a gallon-and-a-half of water a day. I can tell a huge difference in how I feel too!

Gretchen said...

Have you tried the sugar free lemondade from Chick Fil A? I love it!!

Gretchen said...

BTW, You look great. You are adorable!!! I would also love to look like Kelly Ripa, however I don't have it in me to work at it that hard!!

Christy said...

Fruit Punch and strawberry Kiwi are great flavors as well!

Jen said...

I think for the first day I did pretty good. I drank 2 bottles of water one with Lemon Crystal Light and the other with Fruit Punch. The Fruit Punch happens to be my favorite. I only had one can of Diet Coke tonight, and that was around 8:00. So I think all in all it was a good first day!

Buttercup said...

You are brave! I'm off diet soda for 4 days now and drinking lots of water. Good luck, I'm rooting for both of us.

Mary said...

I just started drinking the Peach Tea Crystal Light recently and it is really good--It has a tiny bit of caffeine in it but nothing like a coke (or Diet Dr. Pepper in my case,) and it's a nice change from really sweet flavors. The Crystal Light Sunrise is great too--tastes much like orange juice!

Birdie1483 said...

My favorites are Pink Lemonade and Rasberry Lemonage. I also like the Rasberry ice, but watch out because it stains anything that it spills on! I had to scrub my counters where a little bit splashed out when I was making it.

As far as your weight goes, I think 144 is an awesome number. I was 130 when I graduated high school and ballooned to almost 180 in college. I am trying Weight Watchers for the fourth time now and lost two pounds last week. I would LOVE to be your size! :) However, whenever I feel fat, I always tell myself there are tons of girls trying to lose weight that would LOVE to be 180... just like I'd love to be 144! :)

Heather said...

Would love to try this but I can't! Artificial sweetners are my migraine trigger. I used to drink like 4-5 diet cokes a day and had to stop cold turkey! I am so glad now that I have given it up because all it is a much healthier way to be.

Lisa said...

Kelly- I read your blog but have never posted before. I've prayed for you and Harper from the beginning and I'm so glad she's healthy and HAPPY!

I wanted to say that I too, struggle with the diet coke addiction and the salt in it can make you feel (and sometimes look) really puffy. Well, it does me anyway. As soon as I give it up, people instantly comment that my face looks thinner. It's weird.

Anyway, I wanted to give you my tip (that just seems funny to me...). Make sun tea (or iced tea) and add a few sweet and lows. That way, it's low cal and you can still have the caffeine (cause we all know us mamas need the caffeine!).

Good luck! (and you look great by the way- you should need to give up a durn thing!)

God bless.

Mama Llama said...

I have been doing crystal lite too and I have gotten a 32 oz water bottle from Rubbermaid, and I use the travel packs from crystal lite. I think 1 pack is supposed to be for 16-20oz, but I find it WAY too strong that way. 1 pack with my 32 oz is just right and easily gulp-able. I enjoy the peach tea and Raspberry Ice. I did not like the cherry pomegranate.

I am already on my 2nd bottle for the day!

Now, how to curb my guilty pleasure...International Delight coffee creamer! 40 calories just for 1 tbs! YIKES! Even the sugar free has alot of calories...epsecially when I know I use more than 1 tbs and 2 cups of coffee each morning!!

Danielle Severs said...

I love both of your blogs! I'm a cherry cokeaholic and I have got to stop it. I've tried for a week and I have only have two! YAHOO! Girl you can so do this! I like the special K tea thing that you add to water. The lemon tea water is great!

Amber said...

I would LOVE to be 144 right now! My baby just turned 2 on Sunday and I still have like 25 pounds to go to get to my pre-pregnancy weight. YUCK! So you are doing AWESOME, in my opinion.

Congrats girl! You're doing great! And you'll get there in no time.

 
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